The world's second-largest landlocked country is mostly covered by vast grassy steppe. Due to cold winters, tourist season runs here mainly from May to October. However, the best time to visit Mongolia to enjoy its short summers and colourful ethnic celebrations is July. During this month visitors can see the traditional Mongolian Bökh Wrestling and the famous Naadam Festival, which features archery and horse racing and is often called the Mongolian Olympics. You can also see the Yak Festival in Bat Ulzii in Orkhon Valley, where you can watch yak polo. On your visit to Mongolia, instead of booking a hotel you can try camping in an authentic nomadic ger. And make sure you try the wine drink Arkhi, Mongolian milk-based alcohol, for the complete experience.